5 Experiences You Can’t Miss in Jensen Beach

Where is Jensen Beach?

Situated along a pristine barrier island on Florida’s east coast, Jensen Beach is the quintessential beach town home to one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere.

When you vacation at Turtle Reef Club, you’ll be within reach of a range of fun activities that are perfect for the entire family. Read ahead to discover our top five experience we think you’ll love in this picturesque area.

1. Walk along the pier at Jensen Beach Causeway Park

Beneath the Frank A. Wacha Bridge, Jensen beach Causeway Park offers something fun for everyone. There are playground and picnic facilities on site, as well as public launch areas for boaters and anglers.

We recommend trying your hand at fishing from the park’s pier, where you can also keep an eye out for wildlife, including dolphins and migratory birds. 

2. Learn to surf

Jensen Beach is a popular surfing destination on Florida’s east coast. With moderate waves ranging from 3-7 ft., the beach offers a great opportunity to test out your surfing skills, whether you’re new to the sport or you already have experience.

Check out the Jensen Beach surf cam and Jensen Beach surf report to discover the best times to hit the waves.

3. Observe wildlife at Savannas Preserve State Park

Savannas Preserve State Park is a sprawling ecological sanctuary that spans more than 5,000 acres and features a variety of plants and animals from six distinct natural habitats.

Visitors can take advantage of 15 miles of multi-use trails, where horseback riding, bicycling, and hiking are popular activities.

4. Explore Indian Riverside Park

This 63-acre park plays hosts to a range of community events throughout the year and includes amenities sure to please everyone in your group. Visitors can enjoy the view along the walking path and mangrove boardwalk, casting a line from the fishing pier, or having a picnic at one of the park’s four pavilion areas.

History lovers should be sure to check out the Mansion at Tuckahoe and Captain Henry Sewall’s House, both of which are located onsite and offer a glimpse into the area’s historic past.

5. Learn about coastal ecosystems at Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Science Center

Nestled along Hutchinson Island between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, the Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Science Center features a staggering 750,000-gallon lagoon, rife with biodiversity, as well as a variety of pavilions, including a Sea Turtle Pavilion and Children’s Activity Pavilion. Guests can get up-close-and-personal with marine life at the Sea Star Touch Tank Pavilion and Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion.

The Bottom Line

Jensen Beach may be the Pineapple Capital of the World, but it’s also home to numerous parks, preserves, and activities fit for vacation groups of all preferences. From hiking along nature trails to learning more about the area’s ecosystems to learning to surf, there’s something for everyone at Jensen Beach. During your stay at Turtle Reef Club, venture out and discover some of the many local gems found in the area.

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